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Success! Varn from Cambodia raised $259 to fund eye surgery.

Varn
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  • $259 raised, $0 to go
$259
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Varn's treatment was fully funded on October 24, 2018.

Photo of Varn post-operation

August 14, 2018

Varn underwent eye surgery.

Varn has returned home after a successful operation. He was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. His vision has improved. Thanks to surgery, he will be able to work and go about his daily life with improved vision and without discomfort and irritation.

He says, “I am very happy that I can see everything clearly again. I want to go to the pagoda to learn about Buddha more and go anywhere outside on my own.”

Varn has returned home after a successful operation. He was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. His vision...

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August 1, 2018

Varn is a grandfather from Cambodia. He has two daughters, four sons, and ten grandchildren. He is a rice farmer. He likes to read about Buddha and listen to monks pray on the radio.

One year ago, Varn developed glaucoma in his left eye. Glaucoma refers to damage to the eye’s optic nerve, or the nerve connecting the eye to the brain. This causes him burning, itchiness, a clouded lens, and photophobia. It is difficult to recognize his loved ones’ faces, and he is in pain.

Varn traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 1, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a glaucoma procedure to improve his vision. Now, Varn needs help to raise $259 to fund this procedure.

He says, “I hope I can recognize the faces of my grandchildren and return to work soon after the surgery.”

Varn is a grandfather from Cambodia. He has two daughters, four sons, and ten grandchildren. He is a rice farmer. He likes to read about Bud...

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Varn's Timeline

  • August 1, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Varn was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 1, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Varn received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 1, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Varn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Varn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 24, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Varn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Glaucoma
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $259 for Varn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$62
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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